National Stamp Collecting Month is an October celebration dedicated to one of the most popular hobbies in the world. In many families, stamp collections are passed down from generation to generation, rare specimens are searched for, carefully inserted into special albums. No wonder there are 5 million philatelists in America!
The holiday was founded in 1981 and is still celebrated with pleasure. Founded by Council of Philatelic Organizations and the United States Postal Service. Interesting brands were created every year and stimulated the interest of the population. In order for the hobby to develop, many events are aimed specifically at young people: various organizations develop special programs not only in October, but throughout the year.
The first mention of stamps falls on 1837 – they were invented to pay for postage. Since then, people began to collect them. Then the products underwent a transformation, becoming brighter and more colorful. There are also some amazing developments going on right now!
- to create glue for stamps, a mixture of gum with dextrin and glucose was used. 400 thousand copies took 16 kg of substance;
- in most countries of the world, the main number of stamps is issued for collectors;
- at the beginning of the 20th century in the United States, meteorological information was placed on the stamp, the recipient found in the letter information about changing weather conditions.
How to celebrate
If you are a philatelist, it’s time to acquire a significant stamp and solemnly place it in an album. Hobby watchers can create their own collection – get everything you need for the hobby. Exchange with like-minded people, visit auctions, share your finds with friends on social networks. Use the #StampCollectingMonth hashtag for this.
When is National Stamp Collecting Month in 2022?
National Stamp Collecting Month is observed on October 1 each year.